Our Featured Tour:
The GW Bridge and Palisades Walk
We walked the George Washington Bridge!
An excited group of 9 walkers met up at W. 178th St. and Fort Washington Avenue to begin our adventure - on a perfectly sunny and clear day!
We began our walk excited about ourselves taking these steps out across the Bridge - and some came from Brooklyn, like Stan Diglio here:
Stan can't believe it's such a wonderful day!
But while others came from as far away as Connecticut and Jersey City, or as close as 162nd Street near Broadway, everyone was excited about the prospect on such a beautiful day.
We walked at a good pace across the bridge - avoiding the bikers who were also venturing out on such a great morning - and finally escalated up into the quiet woods of the Palisades and onto the Long Path:
Yes, it's a long path! All the way up to Albany, on a crooked route through the Catskills. We we may venture up further at some time, but on this Saturday we just ventured through the woods to the Tenafly Diner!
Here we are below:
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Let's discover New York City together
The Street Teacher will be making the following Public Tours available in 2015:
1.) Walk the Upper East Side: Health, Wealth, and Philanthropy (UES) - We shall walk through this We shall walk through this Lenox Hill neighborhood and learn the stories of
many whose fortunes were made either here in New York, or were manifested in their estates here on the Upper East Side, and understand through their histories how their fortunes are remembered - or not! - today. And we'll even learn how our health care plan has evolved!
UES Tours are offeredon most Sundays at 11:00am. We shall meet at the NW corner of E. 78th St. and Lexington Avenue (at Fed Ex Office), just a block north from the exit from the #6 subway. Tours are about 2 hours long - but may extend longer!
Price: $30 per person (2 person minimum)
Please click HERE to register by e-mail to your guide. Don't forget to put title and date of tour in the subject line.
2.) Visit Literary Greenwich Village (LGV) - $30 per person (2 person minimum)
Greenwich Village is famous world-wide for the writers and artists who have lived there. This tour will survey a sampling of them over a range of years and discuss their work, as it may relate, and their associations with each other, as that may pertain, and their places of residence should they still exist - or not. From the 18th century to the 20th and even the 21st, be they writers, painters, playwrights, singers and dancers - or simply dilettantes with connections, they have all contributed to what is the Village that we remember - whether we know it or not! LGV Tours Start at 2:00pm on Sundays beginning July 5th through Sunday July 26th and we will meet at the corner of Gay Street and Waverly Place, at the first Joe Coffee shop - just a short walk from the West 4th Street Subway station exit on Waverly Place (the uptown end of the station).
NOTE with ALL tours
a.) Although last-minute bookings may be possible, please understand that tours are limited to 12 people, and that payment is appreciated in advance.
b.) Please e-mail HERE to request a Private Tour at another time or date, and be sure to write PRIVATE TOUR in the subject line. Rates may be different in relation to the size of your group.
Unless pre-arranged, walking tours are limited to a total of 12 people.
Please click here to read about our other walks in Manhattan - and here for the walks that we presently offer in Brooklyn.
(Note: customized tours are the most popular!)
3. Central Park, the Upper East Side and New York's great museums
4. Harlem, from the Morris Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights to the Apollo and Mt. Morris Park
5. Midtown: Grand Central Terminal, The New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue, Times Square - and more!
Remember, if you're out and about and happen to forget your Street Teacher website, just check out TripAdvisor - you'll find him there.